DeVry University Announces New Snohomish County, Wash. Location in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 01, 2011 - DeVry University, one of North America's largest degree-granting higher education institutions for business, technology, and management education, announced that it has started accepting student applications for admission to the university's newest Washington center location in the south Snohomish County City of Lynnwood, located at 19020 33rd Ave. W. Classes at DeVry University Lynnwood are expected to begin in July.

DeVry University Lynnwood will offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with both onsite and online classes available. DeVry University will also offer degree programs year-round at the Lynnwood location, allowing students to complete their studies in less time than traditional four-year bachelor’s degree programs and two-year associate degree programs. DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management will also offer a number of master's degree programs in business and technology. DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

“DeVry University’s decision to open a center in Lynnwood is further testament to all that is available in Lynnwood for our residents, workers and the region,” said David Kleitsch, economic development director for the City of Lynnwood. “We look forward to both the educational and employment opportunities DeVry brings to its new home as well as the university’s role in preparing future generations for career success.”

DeVry University also announced it has appointed David Stewart, Ph.D., as center dean for the new Lynnwood location. Dr. Stewart has lived in Snohomish County for many years and leaves his previous position as DeVry University’s Seattle metro president to lead the new south Snohomish location. Prior to joining DeVry University, he spent more than two decades serving in a variety of roles at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and taught at Southern Methodist University and Northern Michigan University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Business Administration from City University of Seattle and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. As center dean, Dr. Stewart is responsible for launching and managing the new location, including enrollment, academics, marketing and operations.

“DeVry University has proudly served the greater Seattle-Puget Sound area for 10 years, and we are committed to providing our students with a quality education that prepares them for career success,” said Dr. Stewart. “I’m looking forward to taking on this new role and utilizing my industry experience to help the Lynnwood campus, our students and the community flourish.”

Founded by Dr. Herman DeVry in 1931, DeVry University has been providing high-quality, career-oriented education in Washington since 2001 with locations in Bellevue, Federal Way and now Lynnwood. DeVry University offers active career services that support students and graduates in their fields of study.

For more information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at DeVry University or to register for classes, please call 800-423-2470 or visit

About DeVry University

Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with nearly 93,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.

DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit


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